2018-01-04 02:03:33 UTC
The decline of U.S. influence is the great global story of our age
The Year American Hegemony Ended
.. 2017 gave unmistakable signs that American hegemony, which has been waning
for a decade, has now ended. A new age has dawned ..
The loss of American prestige .. is difficult to overstate. .. Our economy
has been in decline for decades, our divided society displays unmissable rot,
and our politics are a partisan shamble ..
.. We have spent trillions of dollars on Iraq, Afghanistan, and killing
jihadists all over, and the price in military obsolescence and declining
morale is evident to anyone who wants to see.
Our Air Force, which hasn't faced a serious peer competitor in the skies since
the middle of the Second World War, is shedding pilots at an alarming rate ..
Our Army is equally unready for battle against a peer. ..
Above all, Trump's go-it-alone attitude is precisely the wrong take as
American hegemony disappears. Some empires decline slowly, others fall fast
after a major defeat; history is filled with both outcomes. .. The world has
changed, American hegemony has collapsed, and if it's not careful Washington
may find out the hard way. ..
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